Toronto

If you are in crisis and you live in Toronto/GTA, please call any of the following 24-hour crisis lines. Please take care of yourself.

  • Gerstein Centre: (416) 929-5200 – TTY (416) 929-9647
  • Distress Centre: (416) 408-4357
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: (416) 863-0511 – TTY (416) 364-8762
  • Victim Services: (416) 808-7066
  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: (416) 597-8808
  • LGBT Youthline: 1-800-268-9688
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366
  • Ontario Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
  • Ontario Drug & Alcohol Helpline: 1-800-565-8603
  • Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-888-230-3505
  • *911 or your nearest Hospital Emergency unit*
  • Peel Crisis Outreach and Support Team: (905) 278-9036
  • Peel Distress Centre: (905) 278-4890

Below are non-emergency free counselling services in Toronto:

One free counselling session at Family Service Toronto at 202-128A Sterling Rd. (416) 595-9618.

Sherbourne’s Mental Health Team offers free-of-charge, walk-in, mental health counselling every Tuesday afternoon. 333 Sherbourne Street. Call before (416) 324-4180

If there is an extreme heat/cold alert in the city of Toronto, please head for a safe place:

• Metro Hall, 55 John St. (24 hours)

• East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

• North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

• Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane St. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

• Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

• McGregor Community Centre, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

• Centennial Community Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Below non-emergency (probably with waiting list) counselling in Toronto:

Free/low cost psychotherapy in Toronto, usually by students from different institutions.

Gestalt Institute of Toronto  http://gestalt.on.ca/clinic/

Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy  http://www.tirp.ca/therapy.html

The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy  http://ctp.net/ctp-referral-service/

The Living Institute  http://www.livinginstitute.org/living-institute-student-clinic

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto – Psychology Clinic http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/psychservices/Adult_Services/index.html

Toronto Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (MDs are OHIP covered)https://torontopsychoanalysis.com/finding-therapy/

Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis  https://ticp.on.ca/finding-therapy/

 

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